Amazon Black Friday is here, and if you’ve been looking for a new smartwatch or fitness tracker, it’s time to browse some deals. Here’s a list of smartwatch and smartband deals from across Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon DE.
Starting on the smartwatch list is Apple’s top dog – Apple Watch Ultra. Sure, it costs a pretty penny/eurocent, but you get a properly rugged smartwatch with all the bells and whistles offered by Cupertino, and it’s a few bucks off the usual price. Apple is not a fan of steep discounts.
Next up is Apple Watch Series 8 Aluminum starts at $449/£509/€569 for the 41mm version (GPS+cellular), while the 45mm is $479/£529/€609. Apple has been refining its Watch lineup for years, and the eighth iteration brings all the expected health and sports tracking features, along with the new temperature sensor, crash detection feature, and a low-power mode.
Next up is a Wear OS entry – the Pixel Watch from Google. This is one of the most elegant and unique smartwatches out there and it definitely has that premium feel. We liked the nifty Wear OS 3.5 and improved fitness tracking via Google Fit, but as with all first-generation products, the Pixel Watch falls short in some areas – notably battery life. Nevertheless, it is an excellent companion for any Android phone, especially if you are a Pixel phone user.
Samsung has a lot of watches on offer and Galaxy Watch5 Pro is the latest and greatest. The LTE-equipped model comes down to $429/£429/€392 depending on your market. You have the full Wear OS 3.5 experience with the added overlay of One UI Watch on top. The build is top-of-the-line with sapphire glass and a titanium case, and there’s some advanced health tracking, including BMI readings and EKG monitoring.
The standard Galaxy Watch 5 is another option to consider. It comes in 40mm and 44m sizes and runs the same Wear OS 3.5 with One UI Watch on top as the Pro model, albeit with smaller premium aluminum casings and watch straps and smaller batteries.
The older Watch4 generation is also on offer Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Watch 4 models. The Watch4 Classic features the fan-favorite rotating bezel, while the Watch4 is an excellent option at its reduced price point with most of the health and fitness tracking features of the Watch5 series.
If the Pixel Watch is too small and you’re not a fan of Samsung’s One UI 4.5, there is Fossil Gen 6, which also starts Wear OS (the old version), although an update to Wear OS 3 is available. This is a solidly built premium watch with a decent OS and all the health and activity tracking features you could ask for.
Huawei’s See GT 3 Pro is a great alternative to the Wear OS crowd, and it’s down to £249/€279. You get flagship build quality with sapphire crystal glass and a titanium bezel, along with up to 10 days of battery life with most of the health and activity tracking turned on – something you won’t see on the Wear OS competitors.
We’ve also rounded up a few Garmin watches for those who take their running and sports tracking seriously. The latest Garmin Fenix 7 model is down to $599.99/£499.99/€568.36. It brings the ultimate sports and activity tracking experience with detailed tracking metrics for running, cycling, skiing, swimming, golf and strength training, among others.
All Fenix 7 smartwatches support all GNSS positioning standards, including L5, for more precise details. There is 16 GB of storage space as well as NFC with support for Garmin Pay.
That Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is another option to consider. You get Garmin’s extensive sports tracking features as well as built-in WiFi, GPS, sleep tracking and NFC all topped off with up to two weeks of battery life on a single charge.
That Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Edition is an even more affordable option in the world of top-tier fitness tracking. The added benefit of the Music Edition is that you get music streaming with native Spotify/Deezer and Amazon Music apps, as well as local music storage (3.5GB) which can hold up to 500 songs on the watch.
While smartwatches are definitely useful companions to our smartphone or even replacements in certain cases, smartbands are a great alternative with most health and sports tracking features at a fraction of the price.
Fitbit Charge 5 is one such option, with a 1-inch OLED screen, built-in GPS and sleek design. You also get a body temperature sensor and Fitbit’s premium health and fitness tracking capabilities.
Amazfit makes some good smart wearables and Amazfit Band 7 is a great option at $39.99/€49.90. It offers a 1.47-inch AMOLED screen, Amazon Alexa, sports tracking for over 120 activities and 5ATM water resistance.
Amazfit GTS 4 Mini is another good option to consider at $89.99/£89. You get all the extra benefits of the Band7, but with a more spacious AMOLED screen and 15 days of battery life.
You can also consider Huawei Band 7 which is down to £37/€42. You get an AMOLED screen, blood oxygen and pulse measurement and stress registration throughout the day. The Band 7 can last up to two weeks between charges, and you can sync your runs with Strava.